December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of…
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Jackson Lewis Leads Family Business Transition Discussion at OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis led an estate planning program for family business owners at the November 16 “Family Business 360” series, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. During the presentation, which was…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Legal Session at TiE Startup Bootcamp

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon start-ups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on October 25. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
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Brenda Meltebeke and Sherrill Corbett Speak to Women Business Leaders

On November 8, Tonkon Torp co-hosted an event with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher for 95 women business leaders. She Persisted was emceed by Tonkon Torp partner Brenda Meltebeke. The program featured three women business leaders who persisted through…
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Steven Wilker Spells Out Copyright Protection to Writers

Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker spoke at the Society of American Travel Writers convention during a session on copyright issues. Steven and his co-presenter offered a basic overview of intellectual property rights with a focus on fair use and…
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Blerina Kotori Speaks at Annual BOLI Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori spoke at the annual Employment Law Conference for the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Her session was on sexual harassment and implicit bias in the workplace. Blerina discussed how implicit bias informs…
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Abby Landon Reviews Community Property in Oregon

Tonkon Torp partner Abby Landon spoke to financial and estate advisors about Oregon's property laws at an event hosted by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) Professional Advisors Group. During the presentation, "State to State: Community…
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Bob Carey Lends Expertise to HR Management Class at U of O

Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey was recently a guest instructor for a Human Resources Management class on employment law at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. During a student-led presentation about the history of Title VII and…
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Jackson Lewis Takes the Stage for Laf-Off

In mid-October, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis stretched his comedic chops to help raise funds for legal aid programs offered by the Campaign for Equal Justice. The Laf-Off Comedy Competition is a bi-annual fundraising event that culminates in a…
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Sarah Einowski Speaks at Art of the Possible

In October, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke on a panel at the "Art of the Possible" event held at the University of Oregon. Her panel topic was on giving back to the community while in private practice. Sarah shared her experience of…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks at OSB Business Law Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section held on November 3. Mark demystified the complexities of partnership distributions, profits and losses allocations, and related tax…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Financial Services Attorneys Host Compliance Professionals

Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Christopher Pallanch led a presentation to investment advisers and brokerage dealers at the October meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA), held at the Tonkon Torp office. They provided…
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Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) Project at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Black Girl in Suburbia"

The Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia for employees of the firm. The film’s director, Melissa Lowery, grew up in West Linn and is currently the Director of Diversity and…
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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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Eric Beach Shares Cyber Security Best Practices with Nonprofits

On September 7, Eric Beach led a program for nonprofit organizations on safeguarding customer and business information in response to the ever-increasing risk of a cybersecurity breach. After providing steps to take during a risk assessment, Eric…
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Through Business Entity Options

At the September 6 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness gave startups an overview of the entity options available to them as they establish their business. Stressing the importance of making the right choice in the beginning, Tyler discussed…
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